Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Casein Protein
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Casein Protein While rapidly digesting whey protein is desirable immediately before and after exercise to help support muscle recovery, a slower digesting casein protein is the better choice between meals and especially right before bed when your body can go for hours without nutritional support. Casein proteins thicken in the acidic environment of the stomach and, compared to other proteins, it can take longer for our Gold Standard 100% Casein to be broken down into its amino acid subcomponents. By using only premium micellar casein as a protein source, we’re created a formula that sets the standard for slow digesting protein support.
Faster digesting protein is desirable immediately before/after exercise to help refuel recovering muscles, but slow digestion and absorption may be more beneficial at times including bedtime when your body goes for hours without food. Casein products are acid sensitive and thicken in the stomach. Compared to some other proteins, it can take longer for Gold Standard 100% Casein to be broken down into its amino acid.
- 24g of Anti-Catabolic Micellar Casein
- Nearly 5 Grams of Naturally Occurring BCAAs per Scoop
- Nearly 5 Grams of Naturally Occurring Glutamine and Glutamic Acid per Scoop
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Benefits of Casein
The amino acids in protein are the building blocks of muscle mass. Casein protein can deliver Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) to recovering muscles for up to 8 hours.